This day in baseball: The mysterious Mr. Lewis

On July 12, 1890, a player known only as Mr. Lewis appeared in his only Major League game.  In his Players’ League debut, Lewis gave up 13 hits, seven walks, and allowed 20 earned runs over three innings.  The Buffalo Bisons lost the game 28-16 to the Brooklyn Ward’s Wonders at Eastern Park.

Eastern Park in Brooklyn (Wikimedia Commons)

Eastern Park in Brooklyn (Wikimedia Commons)